HERE are seven things to do over the Easter period that aren’t weather dependent...

1 Poole St George’s Day Family Music & Beer Festival is at St Aldhelm’s Centre in Branksome this year from April 19 – 20 from 5pm to midnight on Friday and from 2pm to 11pm on Saturday featuring seven live acts across two days. There is an indoor beer festival showcasing real ales, ciders, plus craft lagers and a hog roast. Free kids’ entertainment on Saturday includes Mr Merlin & Okey Dokey The Dragon and the Mad For Animals Show.

2 The 10th Annual Big Bournemouth Beer Festival at the BIC from April 19-21 with a range of traditional real ales and novelty beers, plus the ever popular cider and perry bar. Tickets £8.50/9. Free entry on the Sunday from 12 noon.

3 Children can sign up as a Junior Safety Inspector to discover how to stay safe, build confidence and learn valuable skills for life. The event at SafeWise is aimed at 5-11 year olds (under-4s free).

The indoor village includes a road, beach, train, bus, house and other real life scenarios – all under one roof.

The whole family can join in with practical and hands on activities, such as escaping a house fire, calling 999, getting on a train and using our road crossings. Visitors can complete a treasure hunt, solve clues and practice being safe whilst exploring our learning village.

Children get a certificate when they qualify as Junior Safety Inspectors after completing the tour. As it’s Easter, children will need to hunt for the Easter eggs hidden around the centre too. Lunch and refreshments will be available at Crumbs, a pop-up cafe. Advance booking online required. See website

4 A popular Caribbean tradition over Easter is to gather as a family and fly kites. At Turtle Bay, Bournemouth’s Caribbean restaurant, children will receive a free kite making kit (suitable for ages four-plus with a meal from the Little Turtles menu) so they can put their creative skills to the test. The Amazing Bubble Man brings his interactive show to Lighthouse, Poole on Saturday, at 2pm on April 20. For more than 30 years Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. He’ll conjure square bubbles, rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles, flying saucer bubbles and bubbles to cover all points in between. Tickets: £12, family £38

6 There is plenty going on to keep youngsters entertained at the Regent Centre in Christchurch starting with Cantankerous Characters of Christchurch on Monday ,April 15 at 9.30am – 12.30pm (£10 per child). This is a fun drama workshop aimed at 11-15 year olds about the larger than life and colourful characters from Christchurch’s past.There will also be films including The Kid Who Would Be King (PG) and popular stage show Horrible Histories: A Brand New Barmy Britain on Thursday, April 18 at 1.30pm and 4.30pm.

7 An Olivier-nominated musical based on Judith Kerr’s perennially popular book The Tiger Who Came To Tea arrives at Lighthouse from April 16-23 direct from the West End. The stage adaptation revels in the mayhem when a tiger turns up at the door just as Sophie and her mum are sitting down to tea.